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Representative Nate Bell (I)

P. O. Box 2103, Mena, 71953

Representative Nate Bell (I)
Phone: 479-234-2092
Phone:
District: 20
District:
20
Seniority: 23
Seniority:
23
Occupation: Poultry, Beef Cattle, Bail Bonds, Construction Consulting
Occupation:
Poultry, Beef Cattle, Bail Bonds, Construction Consulting
Church Affiliation: Grace Bible
Church Affiliation:
Grace Bible
Veteran:
Veteran:
Public Service: Potter Township Constable 3 terms; House 2011, 2013, 2015
Public Service:
Potter Township Constable 3 terms; House 2011, 2013, 2015


Bills

Bill
Title
Bill Status
Primary Sponsor
TO ADOPT THE COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET.
TO GIVE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE A SCHOLARSHIP HOLD FOR UP TO TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS FOR MOST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS.
TO AMEND THE LAWS CONCERNING COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED TO SELL PROPERTY UNDER JUDICIAL DECREES.
TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF EXECUTIVE SESSIONS; TO ENSURE THAT CLOSED MEETINGS HELD BY PUBLIC ENTITIES ARE CONDUCTED LAWFULLY; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS OF CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ELIMINATE THE DUAL STATUS OF THE STATE HOLIDAY CELEBRATING ROBERT E. LEE'S BIRTHDAY ON THE SAME DAY AS THE STATE HOLIDAY CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE POLITICAL FREEDOM OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE ARKANSAS GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION OFFICE TO THE ARKANSAS GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICE; AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO THE LAW.
TO ALLOW A LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO CHARGE A REASONABLE FEE FOR NONCRIMINAL FINGERPRINTING SERVICES.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING A PETITION TO FILE AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE; TO REQUIRE A FORM FOR ALL PETITIONS; AND TO REQUIRE VERIFICATION THAT THE PETITION WAS NOT CIRCULATED LONGER THAN THE PRESCRIBED TIME.
TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF "PERSON" IN THE ARKANSAS CRIMINAL CODE; TO PROVIDE THAT ASSAULT AND BATTERY OFFENSES AGAINST A PERSON CAN BE COMMITTED AGAINST AN UNBORN CHILD.
TO REPEAL PROVISIONS OF STATE LAW THAT REQUIRE TESTING OF HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS.
TO PROMOTE VOTER TURNOUT; AND TO AMEND THE LAW TO LIMIT THE DATES ON WHICH CERTAIN SPECIAL ELECTIONS CAN BE HELD.
TO ALLOCATE A PORTION OF PUNITIVE DAMAGES AWARDS TO THE STATE; AND TO CREATE THE TAX RELIEF FUND.
TO PROVIDE THAT NO ELECTION MAY BE HELD FOR CERTAIN UNOPPOSED OFFICES; AND TO PROVIDE A NEW ELECTION PROCEDURE.
TO ELIMINATE EXCESSIVE GOVERNMENT REGULATION; TO CREATE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF OLD RULES; TO PREVENT RULES FROM BECOMING ANTIQUATED; AND TO REQUIRE APPROVAL OF OLD RULES BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
CONCERNING BAIL BOND FEES.
LIMITING THE LIABILITY OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR ACTS COMMITTED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN THE AGENCY'S EMPLOYMENT WHILE THE OFFICER IS WORKING FOR A THIRD PARTY OUTSIDE OF HIS OR HER NORMAL WORKING HOURS.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY BY STATE AGENCIES; AND TO REQUIRE STATE AGENCIES TO CONSULT THE ARKANSAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION'S BUILDING AND SITES DATABASE.
PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A BAIL BOND FORFEITURE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM; CONCERNING THE FORFEITURE OF A BAIL BOND WHEN A DEFENDANT FAILS TO APPEAR IN COURT; AND CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF THE BAIL BOND INDUSTRY.
CONCERNING LICENSURE AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS OF A LICENSED BAIL BOND AGENT; AND TO ESTABLISH TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF WASTE OR MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS BY ARKANSAS MEDICAID PROVIDERS
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING EXECUTIVE SESSIONS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967.
CONCERNING TESTIMONY BEFORE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
AN AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION TO PROVIDE THAT STATE FUNDS EXPENDED IN SUPPORT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION NOT EXCEED A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF OVERALL STATE EXPENDITURES.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ENACT LAWS GOVERNING ELECTIONS IN WHICH THERE IS ONLY ONE CANDIDATE FOR AN OFFICE.
A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION TO ARKANSAS STUDENTS.
TO RECOGNIZE THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF THE ARKANSAS 4-H PROGRAM ON OUR YOUTH AND TO CELEBRATE 4-H DAY ON FEBRUARY 24, 2015.
Primary Sponsor for Senate
CONCERNING THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYSTEM EVERSITY; TO ALLOW THE EVERSITY TO BE ESTABLISHED AND RECOGNIZED; TO EXEMPT THE EVERSITY FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW.
TO STUDY THE RESTRUCTURING OF VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES INTO PRINCIPAL DEPARTMENTS AND THE EFFICIENCY AND COST SAVINGS OF CONSOLIDATION OF THOSE AGENCIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW A CANDIDATE TO RUN FOR MORE THAN ONE FEDERAL OFFICE SIMULTANEOUSLY.
CoSponsor
TO AMEND THE LAWS REGARDING WATER QUALITY REGULATIONS AND WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMITS; AND TO AUTHORIZE NUTRIENT WATER QUALITY TRADING, CREDITS, OFFSETS, AND COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATIONS.
TO CREATE THE NATURAL HAIR BRAIDING PROTECTION ACT.
TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT REGARDING THE ENGINE HORSEPOWER OF MOTORBOATS OPERATING ON THE ELEVEN POINT RIVER.
TO REQUIRE EACH PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL TO OFFER A COURSE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE; TO ESTABLISH A TASK FORCE; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY
TO AMEND THE CREDITED SERVICE RECEIVED BY CERTAIN OFFICIALS IN AN EMPLOYMENT POSITION COVERED BY THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
CONCERNING THE USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE IN DEFENSE OF A PERSON; AND CONCERNING CIVIL LIABILITY PROTECTION.
TO AMEND THE LAW REGARDING THE REAL-TIME ELECTRONIC LOGBOOK; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE LOCAL CONTROL OVER FLUORIDE LEVELS IN WATER SYSTEMS.
TO ALLOW THE NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS DISTRICT FAIR BOARD TO DETERMINE THE LOCATION OF THE NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS DISTRICT FAIR AND LIVESTOCK SHOW; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF TIMBERLAND AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE AN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CONTRIBUTION CREDIT FOR EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE CERTAIN PERSONS RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
TO AMEND THE INCOME TAX APPLICABLE TO CAPITAL GAINS.
TO REGULATE SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES; TO ALLOW AN OPERATOR TO REMOVE MOTORIZED PERSONAL PROPERTY IF AN OCCUPANT IS IN DEFAULT.
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN BY A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE INTO A POLLING PLACE.
TO REDUCE THE FEE FOR A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE; AND TO CREATE A LIFETIME CONCEALED CARRY LICENSE.
CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF A JURISDICTION MAKE CERTAIN CERTIFICATIONS CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OR MANUFACTURE OF A FIREARM.
TO AMEND THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT PERIOD AND WEEKLY BENEFIT AMOUNT UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES LAW.
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN ON CERTAIN PUBLIC PROPERTY AS WELL AS IN CERTAIN PUBLICLY MAINTAINED PARKING LOTS BY A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE.
CONCERNING COUNTY JAIL REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE HOUSING OF INMATES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION OR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION.
TO CREATE THE LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE REALIGNMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
TO PERMIT AN ELECTED OFFICIAL WHO IS A CONCEALED CARRY LICENSEE TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN THE COURTHOUSE THAT CONTAINS THE ELECTED PERSON'S PRIMARY PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT.
TO EXEMPT FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX CERTAIN SERVICES AND PARTS RELATED TO COMMERCIAL JET AIRCRAFT; TO PROVIDE A SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR SALES OF CERTAIN AIRCRAFT; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO ALLOW A TAXPAYER TO APPEAL A FINAL DETERMINATION OR ASSESSMENT OF STATE TAXES BY PAYING A BOND EQUAL TO A PORTION OF THE DELINQUENT TAXES DUE.
CONCERNING THE "JOURNEY" PROVISION IN REGARD TO THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF CARRYING A WEAPON.
CONCERNING THE CARRYING OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN BY AN AUXILIARY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
TO STIMULATE JOB CREATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WHILE PRESERVING HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
AN APPLICATION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
TO EXPRESS SUPPORT OF THE FEDERAL TRANSFER OF PUBLIC LANDS TO THE WESTERN STATES OF THE UNITED STATES; AND TO URGE THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENGAGE IN GOOD FAITH EFFORTS TO COORDINATE THE TRANSFER OF TITLE TO THE WESTERN STATES.
CoSponsor for Senate
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT SUBJECT TO A DESEGREGATION ORDER TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THE DESEGREGATION ORDER; TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2013; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR OVERSIGHT OF FOSSIL-FUEL-FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS; TO REGULATE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS; AND TO CREATE PROCEDURES FOR APPROVAL OF THE STATE PLAN BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
TO IMPROVE THE FAIRNESS OF TAX ADMINISTRATION.
TO ESTABLISH THE DRUG SCREENING AND TESTING ACT OF 2015.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION; TO ALLOW A PUBLIC UTILITY TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY OF CERTAIN ENTITIES; AND TO CLARIFY THE IMPACT OF AN EXEMPTION BY A PUBLIC UTILITY.
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SOFT DRINK TAX ACT; AND TO AMEND THE CALCULATION OF TAXES ON SOFT DRINK SYRUP AND SIMPLE SYRUP.
TO AMEND THE LAW CONCERNING EXEMPTIONS FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE ARKANSAS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OF 1967; AND TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF RETIRED AND FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES.
TO CREATE THE ARKANSAS HEALTH REFORM ACT OF 2015; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.

Committees

Committees
Alternate: ENERGY - JOINT